Battle of London

Battle of London (HM1EL6)

Location: London, KY 40741 Laurel County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 7.72', W 84° 5.022'

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500 CSA cavalry led by Col. J.S. Scott attacked 200 USA troops and 98 convalescents under Col. L.C. Houk here Aug. 17, 1862, killed 13, wounded 17, captured 111 men and 40 wagons. CSA lost 2 killed, 4 wounded. Houk forced back to Gen. George W. Morgan's main USA force at Cumberland Gap. Cut off from supplies, Morgan began his retreat to Ohio thirty days later.
HM NumberHM1EL6
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number560
Year Placed1962
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 8:17pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 759073 N 4113127
Decimal Degrees37.12866667, -84.08370000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 7.72', W 84° 5.022'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 7' 43.20" N, 84° 5' 1.32" W
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Area Code(s)606
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 87-111 US-25, London KY 40741, US
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